The new Seigneur of Sark has pledged to break down divisions on the island 'bit by bit'.
Major Christopher Beaumont outlined his vision to residents at a meeting arranged by the Chamber of Commerce last night.
One of his plans involves turning his ancestral home into a wedding venue and tourist attraction to boost the local economy.
Major Beaumont also discussed reviewing the island's tax system, becoming a world heritage site, being more environmentally friendly and moving the incinerator to a newly created industrial area.
There is a long-standing political divide in Sark, but islanders on both sides welcomed the Seigneur's speech describing it as a positive step forward.
Among those commending the Seigneur is Kevin Delaney, who produces the Sark Newsletter and is a former fierce critic of the role of the Seigneur.
Despite Major Beaumont's ambitions, he has no real political powers and must challenge politicians to make his ideas a reality.